Today, more than 1,500 high schools wear the unflattering label of “Dropout Factory”. This small percentage of schools turns out more than 50% of the nation’s dropouts. Georgia is among the nation’s 4 worst states.
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Below are links to studies, videos, articles and more that provide information about the “Dropout Factory” crisis.
Interactive application that allows users to access the current list of high schools in each state that are considered dropout factories. Users can access a list of schools considered dropout factories in 2011.
Interactive application developed by Johns Hopkins for the Associated Press. Users can access a list of schools considered dropout factories in 2007.
Alliance for Excellent Education President Bob Wise appeared on NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show to talk about dropout factories.
It’s a nickname no principal could be proud of: “Dropout Factory,” a high school where no more than 60 percent of the students who start as …
Students in ‘Dropout Factory‘ Schools Explore Why Kids Quit.
The number of U.S. schools with such poor graduation rates that they are known as “dropout factories” fell …